Youth Representatives Sought for Marquette County Board

Youth Gov Application 2016

The Marquette County Board of Supervisors welcomes youth in grades 11 and 12 who are residents of Marquette County to apply for a position as Youth Representatives on the County Board. Selected students will serve a one-year term of office. This initiative provides an opportunity for Marquette County youth to play a valuable and active leadership role in the governance of the county, while enhancing their interest in the operation of local government and civic participation. Youth involvement on the County Board will require enthusiasm as well as a commitment of time and energy to this important role. Youth representatives will be expected to attend County Board meetings to share the youth perspective and become engaged in county issues.

What’s in it for you? Become a stakeholder and agent for change in your community. Have a voice in local government to share the youth perspective on local issues. Bring your knowledge and perspective to contribute to better decisions and productive actions. Develop positive relationships with adults on the County Board. Learn about citizenship and how decisions are made. Become more confident in public speaking and working with adults.  Have a voice in decisions that affect you.  Become an informed and thoughtful citizen.

If you or someone you know might be interested contact Christa Van Treeck at 608-297-3138 or christa.vantreeck@ces.uwex.edu. Applications Due April 1.

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